Event Schedule

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Avoiding the Agency Trap Janna Bastow
Building a product can help your business scale to incredible heights, but too many teams get stuck in what Janna Bastow calls the Agency Trap. In this talk, she'll give signs you're veering into this trap, and actionable guides on how to get out and stay out!
Playing Games with Scrum Nigel Baker
Most developers I know hate Scrum. Which is odd to me, as I was a developer who liked Scrum. The problem is, people "play games" with Scrum. So we will use the analogy of playing games to help us stop playing games with Scrum. (Apologies in advance: We will be playing no games.)
Coffee break
Planning for growth with Team Topologies: Applying Team Topologies patterns and practices in the real world Rich Allen
Many people consider Team Topologies to only be useful for “big” organizations - ones that already have enough people. This talk aims to debunk this myth by introducing some of the core ideas behind Team Topologies and discussing how they can be applied to any organization, regardless of size, with a real world example. In this talk, we take a look at the journey taken by Passenger, a successful Bournemouth based sustainable transport startup, who faced the prospect of needing to double their head count without a clear strategy on how to structure the team. Having heard the latest buzz about Team Topologies, the team at Passenger explored whether it would be possible to use the patterns and principles of Team Topologies to discover and guide organizational design decisions to help them grow.
Why can’t we all just work together? Emily Webber
I’ve noticed an increasingly worrying trend in the industry of specialisation at the expense of collaboration, shared responsibility and valuable outcomes. There might be many reasons for this, from organisational structures, changing workforces or uncertainty in the world. This trend is creating silos, across departments, between roles, and even in teams.
These silos mean that all the value that comes from a multidisciplinary team is lost, people get pigeonholed, and we lose focus on creating valuable outcomes for our users.
In this talk, I will explore this trend, some of the reasons we might be seeing it, and some approaches and techniques to break those silos down to work together.
Lightning talks
  • David W O Thomas - Agile Management - SLIDES
  • Daniel Wood - Marginal Gains - SLIDES
  • Angus Goldsmith - We're Going To Need A Bigger Pizza - SLIDES
The Power of Purpose Sathpal Singh
In this session, Sath will be delivering his new talk and building on his 2021 talk where he shared his journey into social leadership and the role it plays in organisational agility. He will be exploring the role of power, how purpose has driven his community passions and how it continues to drive his agile practice.
What are the odds? Transforming forecasts with probabilities Julia Wester
Are you tired of spending more time estimating and forecasting when work will be done than you spend actually doing the work? When you calculate the value of specialists' time to go deep into requirements to provide answers, how much does it cost? How often do those estimates turn out "wrong" despite your investment? The exciting news is that there's a way that you can save money and stress to quickly generate forecasts that are as good or better than the ones you're delivering today.
In this session, you'll learn about the components of a probabilistic forecast and how to use two simple metrics, cycle time and throughput, to create and continuously update forecasts. You'll see how little data you need to generate possible outcomes and the odds of each. You'll also get tips on selecting the appropriate forecast for the level of risk you're willing to accept. When you leave this session, you'll have solid tactics to answer the questions "How much can we complete by X date?" and "How long will this take?" for single and multiple work items.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Teens Who Smoke Daniel Vacanti
As Agilists, we are supposed to know how to run experiments, but we generally don’t know what action to take once we get results — if action is warranted at all. In this session we’ll explore some common mistakes associated with the definition, collection, and interpretation of data. You may have heard words like trend, outlier, signal, noise. But are any of those concepts real or relevant? Without understanding some of these basics, others may use data to mislead you — or, more likely, you may mislead yourself.
(Spoiler alert: while data may be your ally, the trend is not your friend.)
Panel Discussion All Speakers
Q+A with the day's speakers.